Morning Links: Urs Fischer Installation Edition

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Ken Johnson on the Met’s comprehensive print guide to its art. [NYT]

Sarajevo museums are in trouble. [The Art Newspaper]

Frank Gehry entered the competition to design the National Art Museum of China because he’s fascinated by contemporary Chinese art. “They’re learning from Warhol, but they’re taking it somewhere. There’s a special Chinese sense of humor that’s being injected into it that’s rawer and more confrontational and more down-to-earth somehow. That intrigues me.” [WSJ]

The Wall Street Journal helps Urs Fischer install his show at the Palazzo Grassi. [WSJ]

The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art becomes “the first and only museum of gay and lesbian art in the world,” following state recognition. [ArtDaily]

Prices for postwar and contemporary art in the first quarter of 2012 were up 29.6 percent at auction over the same period one year ago, according to the Mei Moses Fine Art Index. [Reuters]

Salamander Davoudi takes a look at the version of Munch’s ‘Scream’ that is set to be sold at Sotheby’s London in May with an estimate of $80 million. [FT]

Papo Colo, one of the founders of Exit Art, which closes next month, will perform a work there on May 19 called “Sweeping Memories,” cleaning the Hell’s Kitchen alternative space one last time. [NYU News]

Art collecting is becoming more popular and more democratic. [Reuters]

After a $26 million renovation the revamped Palais de Tokyo, Europe’s largest contemporary art center, re-opened its doors yesterday. [CBS News]

Two Italian hackers exhibit 10,000 private photographs they stole from people’s hard drives. [Washington Post]

  Morning Links: Urs Fischer Installation Edition